Sleep is essential to overall health and well-being. We all feel more alert, stronger and in a better mood after a full night’s sleep.
Unfortunately, many of us are not getting an adequate amount of sleep each night.
According to the American Sleep Association, most healthy adults need 7-9 hours of sleep nightly to function their best. Yet study after study shows that most Americans are not getting close to this amount of sleep.
A national Sleep Survey revealed that 40 percent of respondents are not getting this recommended amount of sleep. These issues are now becoming more prevalent among children and teenagers as well.
It’s time to make sleep an essential part of our health and wellness routine.
There are many proven health benefits of getting adequate sleep, and it is becoming better understood from a scientific standpoint. View our recent blog on how stress affects sleep and how acupuncture can help calm and regulate the release of stress hormones.
Sleep Helps the Body Repair Itself
Sleep is a time for you to relax and recover. The 7-9 hours spent sleeping is also the key time to repair damage caused by daily life. Physical, emotional, and chemical stressors affect the body daily. During the sleep cycle, the body is hard at work repairing the damage of the day to improve health and well-being.
Sleep Reduces Stress
During sleep, the mind and body recover from the stress of daily life. However, not getting enough sleep has the opposite effect. Lack of sleep acts as a major stressor releasing stress hormones, and compounding health issues. Without a good night’s sleep, the negative stress cycle continues to affect all health systems of the body. Consistent high-quality sleep is a key to reducing stress hormones and promoting long term well-being
Sleep Reduces Inflammation
Sleep regulates your immune system. The immune system is intimately connected to the inflammation levels of the body. Without out enough sleep, inflammation levels can rise increasing the risk of many health conditions, including chronic pain, dementia, IBS, ulcers, and heart disease. It’s time to regard sleep quality as a major factor to improve and maintain well-being
There are endless health benefits to high-quality sleep. This essential health habit also maintains heart health, regulates blood sugar, improves memory, improves physical balance, and promotes positive mental health.
At Modern Acupuncture, many patients first visit for issues linked to pain, stress, and sleep issues. Looking at the body holistically, our Licensed Acupuncturists acknowledge the impact of poor sleep quality on overall health.
The benefits of regular acupuncture extend into the night to improve sleep quality and help the body fully recover.
Visit your local Modern Acupuncture clinic to experience a better night’s sleep and work with our Licensed Acupuncturists to improve this essential health habit for your long-term health.
“After 1 visit my pain level is down at least 75%. I have suffered for over 3 years with leg pain. I have been to several different places with no relief and after 1 visit I was able to sleep through the night without taking anything.” – Victoria (TX)
"When I came to this place I was desperate... I was not able to sleep for almost a month, I had one week that I was not able to sleep for 3 days. I tried all the natural stuff and it was not working for me. Acupuncture was my last hope before going to the doctor and getting meds. This was the best decision I made... the staff is very friendly, understanding and they gave me hope!!!... after 3 weeks of going, I am sleeping like a baby. I am so thankful that I found this place." - Mayra (CA)
Acupuncture Relieves Stress
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.
Visit the clinic nearest you today.